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Old Mar 29, 2009, 7:22 PM   #1
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This one showed up this afternoon for a few minutes. Shot with a K10D Pentax camera and a 200mm F/3.5 Vivitar fixed mount lens (Komine made) at about 100+ feet and then cropped. Can you help me identify it? The detail is there but this bird has very smooth silky feathers. Had a sheen to it.









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It's a beautiful Cedar Waxwing
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Hi Dawg , as Tigerwing stated it's a Cedar Waxwing. They usually travel inflocks, so chances are that there may have been others nearby.I didn't knowthey couldbe found so far south. Congrats on your capture. More info about this bird is available at this link: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAbou...r_Waxwing.html

They can actually get drunk from eating fermented fruit. Cheers, Dan
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 10:44 AM   #4
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Thanks Tigerwings. Very unusual here.

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Old Mar 30, 2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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Hi Dawg , as Tigerwing stated it's a Cedar Waxwing. They usually travel inflocks, so chances are that there may have been others nearby.I didn't knowthey couldbe found so far south. Congrats on your capture. More info about this bird is available at this link: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAbou...r_Waxwing.html

They can actually get drunk from eating fermented fruit. Cheers, Dan
Thanks Dan. I appreciate the info. It really startled me when I saw it. Not a normal bird for this area.

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I'm in Georgia, and they're quite common around here - but only at the beginning of Springs. You have to really keep your eye out for them. They usually do stay in a flock, and they seem to just pass through every Spring.
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First I've seen here but I've only been looking for the last 5 years or so. I could have seen them before that and just never paid attention.

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The flocks of Waxwings I see every year are very quiet and don't make a big scene. They don't make much noise, justlittle squeeky sounds. Listen _ http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=10

I'm in North Georgia - I don't think they go to South Georgia.
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The flocks of Waxwings I see every year are very quiet and don't make a big scene. They don't make much noise, justlittle squeeky sounds. Listen _ http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=10

I'm in North Georgia - I don't think they go to South Georgia.
They are quiet here as well and a very unusual sight for me. Saw another this afternoon but didn't have the camera ready. Someone mentioned they like mistletoe berries and that may have been what drew them to my front yard. I'm about 6 miles south of the Tenn. Line so we are about level across the board.

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